Advertisement

Chile One Centavo and Half Centavo  1835 to 1853
Chile One Centavo and Half Centavo 1835 to 1853

These are among the early decimal coinage of Chile. They sport a single bold star on one side, and the wreathed denomination on the other side:

1 CENTAVO: un centavo
1/2 CENTAVO: medio centavo

The inscription ECONOMIA ES RIQUEZA means ECONOMY IS WEALTH.

These coins are sought by collectors and that gives them value. Higher values kick in for coins in well preserved condition. The listings below apply to all dates.

1 CENTAVO
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $100

1/2 CENTAVO
worn: $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $100

These are inflated catalog values. Actual buy and sell values will be less. See our Important Terminology page for an explanation of how catalog values work.

If you are interested, get a coin catalog and explore a few interesting varieties of this coin. For instance, some coins have different shapes for the letter 'Q' in RIQUEZA. This does not affect value very much, but is interesting nevertheless.

Coin: 21430 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Anita Burd, Fri, 05-Aug-2016 22:18:20 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 06-Aug-2016 13:49:40 GMT
Requester description: 1851 wreath on other star on one side un centavo Republica de chile 1851 economia es riqueza un centavo
Tags: chile one centavo half ones centavow centanos centaos centavos republica republic de economia economy es riqueza un repub repbulique republik repcblique repuika republ republicas republicia reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republique rupublica repvbblica republika replucique rebublique repvblica replublica republicans republka repvblique repbublic economiques wreath star greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths starrs stars starburst burst

  

Advertisement

Advertisement

Copyright 2009 to 2016 CoinQuest.com
all rights reserved.
Fri, 02-Dec-2016 19:50:59 GMT, unknown: 10821033